Don’t you love Vu Le, Blue Avocado’s humor columnist? This time he turns to giving us health hints!
We in nonprofits work a lot and oftentimes neglect important things. Like flossing. And exercise. There are many benefits of yoga, which are the ancient practices of training your mind, body, and spirit. Now, you may be thinking, “I don’t have time for yoga; I have an important proposal to write.” Well, even a few minutes a day can help you get more relaxed and productive. Do not over-exert yourself if you are a yoga beginner. Try one or two poses each week, and increase the variety as you advance. Also, if your office can’t afford air conditioning this summer, all the better, because hot yoga is even more beneficial.
The Committee Meeting pose:
While seated, rest your head on the palm of one of your hands. Place your other arm on the table. Focus your gaze on the ceiling. Sigh heavily. This pose stretches your neck and regulates your breathing while increasing energy flow to the liver.
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Vu Le is Director of the Rainier Valley Corps, a start-up project that will be recruiting talented emerging immigrant/refugee leaders, training them in nonprofit management, and placing them in immigrant/refugee-led nonprofits in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Vu was formerly executive director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association and currently chairs the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition. His passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work. See more of Vu’s work at nonprofitwithballs.com.